All Preschool and Kindergarten students have the opportunity to join us for a 60 minute group play on Saturday, February 3. This allows applicants to experience AWS teachers and helps us get to know your students. You will be able to register to attend Group Play through the checklist in your myAW application closer to the date, and once your application - including all steps on your checklist - are complete. Virtual interviews are possible for out-of-town applicants.

Slots will be available at 9:00 and 10:30 am.

Questions? Reach out to Chelsea Thompson, Lower School Admissions Director at For more information and to begin an application visit here.
Ticket to Thrive is the formal conclusion of the Middle School admission process. The event, which takes place each February, helps students and parents learn more about our campus and school culture.

This unique admissions event shows how students in Grades 6, 7 & 8 thrive at Annie Wright: whether in a math, Spanish or art class, on the athletic field, on stage, or in the Grand Canyon or another Middle School trip venue. If you like meeting new people, a creative challenge and more, Ticket to Thrive is the event for you!

At this event you will:
  • Learn all about Annie Wright
  • Meet current students and faculty
  • Participate in fun & engaging activities
  • Get all your questions answered!
Questions? Admissions Associate Sahara Jones would love to speak to you. Contact her by phone at 253.284.8601 or by email. You will be able register to attend Ticket to Thrive through the checklist in your myAW application closer to the date and once all other steps in the process are complete. To learn more about applying and to begin an application click here
Students applying for Grades 9-11 are invited to attend Scholar Search each February. This is your chance to get to know the Upper School Programs at Annie Wright Schools, and for us to learn about you, too. 

Throughout the visit, you'll meet other students, explore our beautiful campus, visit classes and interact with our exceptional faculty. You’ll get to know current students and potential future classmates.

Scholar Search is free of charge, but preregistration is required and space is limited. You will be able to register to attend Scholar Search through the checklist in your myAW application. If you don't have a myAW application account, you can create one here. 

Questions? Reach out to Maddy Mancuso, Upper Schools Admissions Director. Contact her by phone at 253.284.8603 or by email. Current Annie Wright Grade 8 students will receive their own registration link in late Fall.


Annie Wright Schools
827 North Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98403


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Founded in Tacoma, Washington, in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. Annie Wright Lower and Middle Schools offer coed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for girls and boys offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12. Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School.